Culm Valley Mission Community
For a good look-back on the formation years of the CVMC, have a look through a Presentation, which was used at the official launch/ commissioning service for the CVMC. Latest newsletter Spring (March) 2011.
Mission Action Plan" now have the go ahead from the Diocese.
... some examples of the agreements already up and running:
Rev. Selina and Julian
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We (CVMC) have 3 full-sized churches, 1 each in of the village Centres of Willand, Uffculme and Kentisbeare. We have 1 Chapel of ease - Ashill, which covers the Eastern end of Uffculme Parish. Another Chapel, also in Uffculme Parish, which we use with permission and licence: Bradfield All Saints. Only 1 church hall between us though - in Willand. Not forgetting the "Square Corner" cafe in the middle of Uffculme.
Willand: the church of St. Mary the virgin. Originates from 1300's.
Uffculme: also St. Mary's.The largest of our churches. Originates from the 1100's.
Blackborough - just the churchyard with the recently (in 2010) returned/resited font are all that is left of the building (All Saints, declared redundant on 19th July 1994, and with little or no notice, demolished soon after). Homes are used for meetings.
Ashill: St. Stephen's Chapel Built 1882. A chapel of "ease" built to take pressure off the parent parish church (St. Mary
Uffculme) &/or reduce the distance travelled by parishioners.
Bradfield: All; Saints Chapel. Licensed for Divine Service as of 9th Sept 2002, and for Marriages as of 1st Mar 2009. Built for the Bradfield Estate, now used with the permission of, and owned by, the Uffculme Trust (a non-denominational trust established to support a range of village projects and causes).Built 1874.
Kentisbeare: yet another St.Mary's - church of St. Mary the
Virgin. Built circa 1260.
Willand Church Hall see "Church Hall" for details
Uffculme Square Corner café
The Square Corner is situated in the Square at Uffculme (the church - see photo with arrow, not far away). It is used throughout the week for coffee mornings and other community activities.
Square Corner is available for hire -- Contact Barbara Roach on 01884 250349.
"Moving on in Mission & Ministry" (MOIMM) is the name of a report that the Exeter Diocese is using to restructure the Church of England in Devon into a network of "Mission Communities".
CVMC geographical area:
[+] indicates one of the 5 church buildings - see also map
CVMC churches: Services
Previous CVMC Newsletters
#11 - dated August 2012
#10 - dated Autumn 2011